Transverse Cracking of 0/90/0 Crossply Laminates of PMR-15 Based Carbon Fibre Composites
Balanced 0/90/0 crossply laminates have been prepared from PMR-15 unidirectional prepreg using a novel “split laminate” technique. Transverse cracking has been studied in detail by acoustic emission, X-radiography and sensitive load measurements. Consistent values of first ply failure strain and the intrinsic transverse strength of the composite have been measured.
KeywordsAcoustic Emission Crack Density Transverse Crack Crack Spacing Weave Cloth Composite
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